The European aquaculture sector is following with great consternation the development of the conflict in Ukraine caused by the unjustified aggression by Russia. We express our solidarity with all the Ukrainian people, families and businesses, with special thoughts going to our fellow fish farmers in these extraordinarily difficult times. This is the moment to prove solidarity and strengthen a united European cooperation. Moreover, in times of war the focus on food security becomes of critical importance and it is essential to take the necessary steps early on to ensure that food supplies continue reaching those most affected, in the Ukraine and the rest of Europe. We hope that as soon as possible reason will prevail and that the space for bridge-building and reconciliation in freedom once more emerges.